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Survival Skills

Homesteading for many people is the fine art of survival. They want to be in charge of their future and their destiny. Learning survival skills will come in handy if you get lost, or you just don’t want to be bothered by big government. Storing up food and water for ourselves is just one small …

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Livestock Fencing

The type of fencing really depends on what you want to keep in our out. Homestead Electric Fencing Electric fencing is favored over the traditional barb wire fence. All fencing has it’s limitations. However, if you have electricity you may find that an electric fence is something that most animals respect. You may also purchase …

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Freezing Food

If you must freeze, a variety of foods can be frozen and store quite nicely for several months to a year. The secret is in the preparation and the storage container. Freezing Vegetables All vegetables should be cleaned, and placed in boiling water for two minutes to kill the enzymes. This is called blanching. They …

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Raising Goats

Raising goats is one of the most rewarding homestead activities. You can raise goats for meat such as Boer goats or you can raise them for milk as with breeds such as Nubian, Saanen, Alpine, LaMancha and more. For years, my family avoided eating goat meat or “chevon” as it is called. During a real …

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Electrical Power

Today there is a lot of interest in living off the grid. Homesteaders with small budgets may discover that they are always conserving electricity and may fall short of their needs. Someone with a larger budget would do well with a $25,000 system and may never need a generator. Sizing Your Electrical System Smaller systems …

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The Homestead Pantry

The Homestead Pantry Homesteaders raise livestock and grow a garden on the homestead farm to put food on the table. Once we harvest this garden, wild fruit, or meat — we must find ways or tips to homesteading to preserve and store our food for the long winter ahead. It is a fact of life …

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Transportation

Cars operate on fuels such as gas or diesel and also require a lot through maintenance and insurance. Electric cars, bikes and small trucks are finally finding their way into the market place. Build your own 50 m.p.h. electric car. The problem is keeping that transportation in line with your ideals and your living situation. …

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Homestead Cooking

Homestead Cooking Nothing beats cooking just like your grandma used to make. All of our recipes and cooking suggestions have been around for years, and they will be there for years to come. Find out how to make Restaurant Style foods such as Kentucky Fried Chicken right at home.In not so many words, homesteaders learn …

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